Malini P. Daniel
Malini P. Daniel was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees (BOT) in June 2012. Currently a fourth-year medical student at Stanford University with a concentration in health services research and policy, she has completed international policy work and research with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), served the World Health Organization as a rhetoric consultant, and interned at the Joint United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS.
Ms. Daniel is an outgoing member of the AMA Foundation board of directors as well as the California Medical Association (CMA) board of trustees. She has previously served as a delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, on the CMA’s political action committee, and many other state and national committees and PACs as well.
Today Ms. Daniel continues to consult with several international institutions and governments on topics related to health policy. In addition to her past research through the UNDP’s Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme, she has worked on protocols for universal precaution education through India’s National AIDS Control Programme, and worked to address components of that nation’s child abuse issue, including legislation and policy application.
Through her previous work in college as an associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Ms. Daniel has been immersed in topics such as nuclear proliferation, weapons policy and the economic, psychological and health-related impact associated with radiological weapons including terrorist acts.
Ms. Daniel’s health leadership experience extends beyond policy to include her role as president and founder, Stride Charitable Fund Inc. An entirely volunteer-run nonprofit organization created to improve public health in the developing world, Stride Charitable Fund distributes technology to promote medical research and develop community-based solutions to significant public health problems.
Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Mich., Ms. Daniel attended Harvard University where she designed a special concentration in biology and international policy and subsequently studied at Oxford University where she received an MSc in global health science. She currently resides in Palo Alto, Calif.